San Francisco 49ers: Does Trading for Aaron Rodgers Make Sense?
Aaron Rodgers is 1-4 in his illustrious career in the NFC Championship Game. He has expressed his frustration with the Green Bay Packers organization. Rodgers could very well pull a Brett Favre. Would Aaron Rodgers to the San Francisco 49ers make sense?
Well, he still has a few years left on his contract. In order for San Francisco to make this deal work, they would also have to trade away quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. I don’t think 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan or general Manager John Lynch would mind doing it.
The 49ers’ defense would be legit. It always shows up in big spots, unlike the Packers’ defense.
Aaron Rodgers has only been to one Super Bowl in his illustrious career. Rex Grossman of the Chicago Bears, Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints have the same amount of Super Bowl appearances in the NFC as Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
Rodgers is the heart and soul of the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Matt LaFleur hopes to be coaching him next season and not quarterback Jordan Love.
Aaron Rodgers can control his own future and the Green Bay Packers’ front office has done nothing to help him. The San Francisco 49ers front office would help him out and maybe Rodgers wants to play for his hometown team.
Aaron Rodgers is from Chico, California, and he is 37 years old. Some people will label him as overrated, but some people will think of him as an underappreciated quarterback of this generation.
This is how he is going to be labeled until the narrative is changed. Tom Brady left the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick because he was unhappy with the situation.
One year later with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bruce Arians, he is in the Super Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers feels like he can do the same with a different franchise.
Other potential destinations could be the Indianapolis Colts. The Washington Football Team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Miami Dolphins could all be very interesting options for him as well here.
Rodgers will control his fate moving forward and that could be potentially a very good thing for him. Players have the power to dictate the terms in today’s NFL like the players do in the NBA. They are both a players league and not a coaches league.
It would be better for his legacy to leave the Green Bay Packers and try to win a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers also.
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